A new novel from the bestselling author of “Keep Saying Their Names”
Nominated for the Booksellers’ Prize 2021
The insight the author has is staggering!
Vigdis Moe Skarstein, Adresseavisen, 6/6 stars
Inger Bentzrud, Dagbladet, 6/6 stars
… captivating and relevant
Leif Gjerstad, Bok365, 5/6 stars
March 2015: Afghanistan veteran Nicholas is standing alone in the forest behind his house, ready to end his life. Then he realizes that he must first notify someone, so that his dog will be taken care of. He calls his mom, who pleas for him to give her one more Christmas – 304 days.
Through 304 fragments, two stories are told: That of Nicholas who goes to the war because he wants to help make the world a better place but ends up having his life torn into pieces. And that of Arman who is three years old when Sovjet invades Afghanistan. As an adult, he will join the Taliban to protect his country – from, amongst others, Norwegian soldiers.
304 Days is a novel of war and friendship, love and family. It is a story of how our lives are interwoven, through recent events and centuries of history. And a story of trying to survive war, and peace.